Doug Anthony

Why book Doug Anthony?

Doug is a versatile solo guitarist with decades of performance experience. Five star reviewed he frequently performs all over Central Texas for special events, weddings, corporate functions, restaurants, wineries, rehearsal dinners, wine bars, private parties, etc...
With the highest standard of professionalism he works closely with his clients to ensure they have the best experience possible and the highest quality music for their event.

Also available as a duo or band in many formats. The video section has solo samples and a sample of the acoustic soul band Room 248

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Perfection!

Doug was extremely professional. His talent, preparedness, and flexibility are unparalleled. Our wedding wouldn't have been as beautiful if not for his music. Highly recommended!!

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Reviewer: TRACY W.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Austin, TX
Event Date: Nov 12, 2013
Hired As: Guitarist, Guitarist

Remarkable Acoustic Guitar Soloist

Doug Anthony is an astounding guitar soloist!
He made our 2013 Interior Design Society Christmas Party very special and memorable. Doug Anthony is extremely talented, professional and gregarious. I strongly recommend him to highlight your next special event. Doug Anthony will definitely exceed your expectations!

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Reviewer: Hjardeir D.
Organization: Hjardeir Dunn Design & President Interior Design Society
Event: Christmas Party in Austin, TX
Event Date: Dec 18, 2013
Hired As: Guitarist

Outstanding

Doug is an outstanding musician. He did a fantastic job playing for our wedding ceremony and reception. I sincerely could not have been happier with his performance and professionalism from beginning to end.

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Reviewer: Trey T.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Fredericksburg, TX
Event Date: Sep 28, 2013
Hired As: Guitarist, Guitarist

Highly recommend

Doug played acoustic guitar for our presidential reception and did a great job. We had trouble finding someone who would play well known songs and provide background music for our group...he was great, I wish would have had him preform for the audience in addition to the background music. Highly recommend him!

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Reviewer: Betty F.
Event: Corporate Event in Austin, TX
Event Date: Aug 13, 2013
Hired As: Guitarist

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 15 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: $250 - $2000
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: AFM

Overview

Attention to detail
Professionalism
Proper attire
Punctuality

Additional Booking Notes

Technical needs vary depending on the needs of the client. This will be work out as per the needs of the client.

Doug Anthony

Doug started playing guitar at age 14 in Corpus Christi, Texas. His first interest was of course rock and roll. Listening to 70s and early 80s rock bands he learned all he could until he was introduced to the blues. At age 19 he attended Del Mar College in Corpus Christi where he studied with Chester Rupe, a seasoned veteran of jazz and an outstanding guitarist. Rupe had a big influence on Doug as well as many other musicians that hailed from Corpus. Through that connection Doug met and performed with local musicians where he was exposed to other styles of music such as R&B and Tejano. When he turned 21 he started experimenting with other instruments such as harmonica and saxophone which he played in local blues bands.

In 1989 Doug moved to Austin to expand his musical environment. With the huge variety of music Austin had to offer he continued to learn new genres of music and new instruments to play. Bass is one of those instruments that he quickly learned to master playing in jazz, funk, rock, world and country bands where he honed his skills learning from some of Austin's finest musicians.

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Doug did a fantastic job for our ceremony and dinner reception. The acoustic guitar was the perfect compliment and everyone commented on how much they enjoyed his playing. Thank you so much for making our day special!! -- Laura Lemley, Houston, TX, 3/31/2012

It was a genuine pleasure to work with Doug Anthony. Not only was he prompt and professional in all our dealings but his talent on the guitar is truly amazing. He provided the beautiful music for our wedding ceremony at Green Pastures which added the perfect ambiance of what we hoped to capture on our special day. He even worked with us on a special song that was not in his regular repertoire. I cannot thank Doug enough for making our day even more exceptional! Gail Moya, Austin, TX, 03/25/2012


Doug was extremely nice and the music was great. Our guest loved listening to him play. Even though our wedding was late and everything was pushed back he was very fleixble. Doug was very professional from his music, disposition and attire. Eilene Gallo, Austin, TX 3-23-12


Doug Anthony is an amazing musician! I would highly recommend that you consider him to play during your wedding ceremony and reception. Doug worked with us on music selection and was instrumental in making our wedding day even better than we had anticipated - and that's tough to do!


We also asked Doug to help us with someone to sing during both the ceremony and reception and he delivered an outstanding fellow artist - Andy Boutot! Andy was also very accommodating and helpful with music selection and timing.
We received numerous comments both during and after our wedding reception about what a wonderful job both Doug and Andy did. A number of our wedding attendees asked for their contact information so that they could book them for other events.
We would highly recommend you consider Doug and Andy for your wedding or other event. Kent Koen, Austin, TX, 03/03/2012



Doug Anthony performed at my July 30, 2011 wedding and was everything I could have asked for. From the beginning Doug's responsiveness, friendliness, and professionalism put me right at ease. He was willing to listen to my thoughts and give honest feedback as well, and I never waited more than a few hours for a response to email. As an avid appreciator of live music and a business professional, I could not have been more pleased. -Lauren T, 7/30/2011, Wedding Ceremony, San Antonio,TX



Doug made my wedding day perfect! He is so gracious, talented, and professional. I'm glad that I chose Doug to be the musician on my big day! -Lisa L, 8/7/2011, Wedding Ceremony, Austin,TX



Doug did a wonderful job of providing background music for our son's rehearsal dinner. He was accommodating with all requests. We would definitely recommend him. -Sue B, 6/17/2011, Rehearsal Dinner, Austin, TX



Doug was very accommodating of our requests and did a great job! -Darla C, 5/14/2011, Wedding Ceremony, Georgetown, TX


Doug was awesome! I think having him play our ceremony was that extra little umph that really made our wedding stand out! -Jennifer H, 4/29/2011, Wedding Ceremony, Austin, TX


Doug was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!. We will hire him for all our events from now on. -Jaime G, 3/13/2011, Wedding Ceremony, Austin, TX

The team providing the talent:

Doug Anthony

Guitarist

Set List

Pop/Rock/R&B Classics:


All My Loving - The Beatles

All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson

Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velazquez

Blackbird - The Beatles

Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain - Willie Nelson

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon

Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley

Crazy - Willie Nelson

Crazy Arms - Mooney, Seals

Don't Know Why - Nora Jones

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - Police

Fields Of Gold - Sting

Fixin a Hole - The Beatles

Freight Train - Elizabeth Cotton

God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

Hangin With The Girls I Know - Thom Bresh

Hey Jude - The Beatles

I Am The Walrus - The Beatles

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

I'm So Lonesome I could Cry - Hank Williams

Imagine John Lennon

In My Life - The Beatles

Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers

Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

Let's Stay Together - Al Green

Linus And Lucy - Vince Guaraldi

Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley

Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan

Mercy Mercy Mercy - Joe Zawinul

Michelle - The Beatles

Over The Rainbow - Arlen, Harburg

Redemption Song - Bob Marley

Ripple - Grateful Dead

Something In The Way She Moves - The Beatles

That's The Way Love Goes - Lefty Frizzell

Time After Time - Cindy Lauper

What a wonderful World - Thiele, Weiss

When I'm 64 - The Beatles

Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

Yesterday - The Beatles

Your Song - Elton John


Traditional Wedding Songs:


Pachelbel's Canon In D - Johann Pachelbel

The Bridal Chorus - Richard Wagner

Mendelssohn's Wedding March - Felix Mendelssohn


Jazz Standards:


A Child Is Born - Dammicco/Jay

A Foggy Day - George Gershwin

Ain't Misbehavin' - Waller, Brooks, Razaf

All of Me - Marks, Simons

All the Things You Are - Kern, Hammerstein

Angel Eyes - Dennis, Brent

April In Paris - Duke, Harburg

Autumn Leaves - Kosma, Prevert

Black Orpheus - Luis Bonfa

Blue Monk - Theloneus Monk

Blue Skies - Irving Berlin

Bluesette - Toots Thielemans

Body and Soul - Johhny Green

Cherokee - Ray Noble

Corcovado - Antonio Carlos Jobim

Days of Wine and Roses - Mancini, Mercer

Desefinado - Antonio Carlos Jobim

Dolphin Dance - Herbie Hancock

Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington

Douce Ambience - Django Reinhardt

Fly me to the Moon - Bart Howard

Georgia - Ray Charles

Giant Steps - John Coltrane

Girl From Ipanema - Jobim, Moraes

God Bless The Child - Billie Holiday

Green Dolphin Street - Kaper, Washington

How High the Moon - Hamilton, Lewis

How Insensitive - Antonio Carlos Jobim

In a Mellow Tone - Duke Ellington

In a Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington

In Your Own Sweet Way - Dave Brubeck

Just Friends - Klenner, Lewis

Meditation - Antonio Carlos Jobim

My Favorite Things - Rodgers, Hammerstein

My One and Only Love - Wood, Mellin

Naima - John Coltrane

Nardis - Miles Davis

Nature Boy - Eden Ahbez

Nearness of You (The) - Carmichael, Washington

Night and Day - Cole Porter

Nostalgia In Times Square - Charles Mingus

Out of Nowhere - Green, Heyman

Over The Rainbow - Arlen, Harburg

Recorda-me - Joe Henderson

Someday My Prince Will Come - Morey, Churchill

Song for My Father - Horace Silver

Stella by Starlight - Victor Young

Summertime - George Gershwin

Tangerine - Schertzinger, Mercer

The Way You Look Tonight - Kern, Fields

They Can’t Take That Away From Me - George Gershwin

Waltz for Debby - Bill Evans

Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock

What a wonderful World - Thiele, Weiss



Holiday Songs:

The Christmas Song

Silver Bells

White Christmas

Santa Claus is Coming To Town

Let it Snow

A Child is Born

Silent Night

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Auld Lang Syne

Greensleeves

Influences & Inspiration

Ted Greene, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Thom Bresh

Setup Requirements

Nothing for acoustic performance, A nearby outlet for electric performance

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